Carrying the torch for original acoustic blues from a bygone era, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton returns to the UK for a short run of dates from Friday of this week. Although still in his 20s, Jerron “Blind Boy” Paxton has earned a reputation for transporting audiences back to the 1920’s and making them wish they could stay there for good. Jerron performed to a sold out audience at the Lead Belly Tribute at Carnegie Hall on February 4, 2016 along with Buddy Guy, Eric Burdon, Edgar Winter, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, and other stars. It is no exaggeration to say that Paxton made a huge impression. In the two years since his performance at that star-studded show in one of the world’s great concert houses, Paxton’s own star has been rising fast.
This young musician sings and plays banjo, guitar, piano, fiddle, harmonica, Cajun accordion, and the bones (percussion). Paxton has an eerie ability to transform traditional jazz, blues, folk, and country into the here and now, and make it real. In addition, he’s also a fine storyteller, with great stage presence and a wicked sense of humour.
UK TOUR – MAY/JUNE 2018
FRI 25 MAY – Gateshead – NRFH
SAT 26 MAY – Glasgow – CCA
SUN 27 MAY – Barry – Penarth Cons Club
TUE 29 MAY – Exeter – Phoenix
THU 31 MAY – Leeds – The Brudenell Social Club
FRI 1 JUNE – Sheffield – Greystones
SAT 2 JUNE – Euston Hall – Red Rooster Festival
SUN 3 JUNE – Ramsgate – Ramsgate Music Hall
TUE 5 JUNE – London – Bush Hall
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